Sunday, May 31, 2009

Crochet pattern for Camille Suzanne's fav♥rite 'nip mousie

Pattern for Camille Suzanne's favorite 'nip mousie

MATERIALS

• small amount Pearl Gray yarn
• crochet hook - Size G-6
• stitch markers
• large-eye blunt needle

jingle bell
scraps of pink and black yarn
dried catnip
fiberfill stuffing

STITCH EXPLANATION:

Work in continuous rounds; do not join or turn unless otherwise instructed.
sc2tog (sc decrease) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next st and
draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.

MOUSIE

With A, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch. Place marker in first stitch for beg of round; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around - 12 sc.
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * around - 18 sc.
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around - 24 sts.
Rnds 5-11: Sc in each sc around. Begin stuffing firmly with dried catnip and fiberfill.
Rnd 12: *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around - 18 sts.
Rnd 13: *Sc2tog, sc in next st, rep from * around - 12 sts.
Rnd 14: Sc2tog around.
Fasten off.

EARS (make 2)

With A, ch 2.
Rounds 1 and 2: Rep Rounds 1 and 2 of Mouse - 12 sc.
Fasten off.

FINISHING

Sew ears onto mouse. With black yarn, embroider French knot eyes. With pink yarn embroider a straight stitch triangle nose. Securely tie a 5 in. (12.5 cm) length of A to mousie for tail. Tie bell to end of tail. Weave in ends.

19 comments:

Bruce said...

That's very generous of you to share the pattern for your favorite catnip mouse! Now that's what I call sharing:)

Daisy said...

I wish my Mommie had some talent! But alas, we have to get our mousies from the store.

The Island Cats said...

Mom hasn't figured out how to crochet,if you can believe that, she's so not talented like that...so we won't be getting any of these mousies...but it sure was nice of you to share the pattern!

Furkidsmom said...

Our Mom has zero talent at that stuff - we'll be buying our mousies too.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Tristan and Crikey said...

Maybe our Grandbean will make us one of those. Or Two. Or Three. Heehee!

Cat Street Boyz said...

Mommy just ordered us eco felt catnip birds from ETSY.COM she hasn't crocheted in a very long time. It sure looks cute!=^Y^=the Cat Street Boyz

Hansel said...

hello furrend! Miss peach told us to contact you as soon as we matched the 21.50. We JUST sent the monies to ML.

Angel and Kirby said...

Our Mom does not Crochet! But it looks like a fun mouse!

Hansel said...

hey!
our email addy is

floofy mc flufferson AT gmail DOT com!



can't wait to hear from you!

pughy said...

Oh waht a lovely thing to do. Mum said she would love to have made me one. If it was knitting no problem, but sadly mum cant follow a crochet pattern. sob sob

Hugs GJ xx

Tom, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan said...

Thanks for stopping by our blog!

Woofs and Purrs,
Tommy, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

You know, a long, long time ago our Momma crocheted a ball for our brother Max, who is at the Bridge. She took part of a nylon stocking, tied it off at one end, stuffed it with catnip and doubled it over, formed a ball and tied the other end. She put it in the crocheted ball thingy she made, and Max absolutely adored it! She had also crocheted a long cord to hang it from and had a tension rod in her living room that she hung it from, so he could bat it and play with it any time he wanted. Just seeing your post about crocheting today brought back wonderful memories of Max for our Momma ... Thanks!
Hugs, purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

Reese =^..^= said...

Oh, that sounds furry lovely. Mommy will hafta try dat!

MaoMao said...

Wowie, that sounds like a fabyoolus mousie, and you have a furry talented Momma!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Pinky Ash and Boo said...

That is nice of your Mom to share the pattern. Our Mamma can't do those kinds of things well so we get store mouseies.

Anya said...

Your Mommy is very talented
(or Daddy).... LOL
I also love mouses =^.^=
hug Kareltje

The Caring Infernal Warden said...

Yay! I love making kitty toys. It's so much more fun than buying them.

Thank you for coming by and saying hello, we are much appreciative to have your company!

I love the music choice. :) I did a version of Cats in High School theatre and was Grisabella. It was so much fun. :D

Amy said...

That is so cool of you to share the pattern - I wish I was better at crocheting so I could try it!

Florida Sue said...

Sigh, wish I could crochet for Miss Emma. However, it's always great fun to read your blogs.